A Day in the Life of Eli Joshua Adé

By | September 18, 2020

When Atlanta-based Local 600 Unit Still Photographer Eli Joshua Adé was made aware of Georgia’s “stay at home” notice, he was just finishing the pilot of HBO’s futuristic dramatic series, DMZ. With safety being paramount, Adé sequestered himself in his farmhouse in nearby Hampton, where he has been able to spend quality time with his […]

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A Date with Emmy

By | September 16, 2020

The world of television will have its usual date with the Emmys this year – but the awards ceremony will be socially distanced and held virtually over the course of six nights. COVID-19 won’t stop the show from going on. For the 128 Local 600 members who received nominations, the 2020 Emmy ceremonies will be […]

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10 Questions with Tim Nagasawa

By | September 11, 2020

As a DIT for major projects like Ray Donovan, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Spider-Man 3, Tim Nagasawa’s job takes him around the world. But he counts himself lucky that he was back home in Southern California when a “shelter in place” order came down. “I’d just finished six months of living […]

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A Day in the Life with Erika Doss

By | September 9, 2020

Sheltering in place in Atlanta, Georgia has been interesting and even a bit creative for São Paulo, Brazil-native Erika Doss. She maintains the same hectic work-energy of her husband, video game producer James Doss, while keeping pace with the kinetic energy of her two sons. If Doss isn’t trying to figure out 7th grade math, […]

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10 Questions with Quenell Jones

By | September 4, 2020

When Eastern Region Operator (and NEB Board member) Quenell Jones, SOC, first heard about a mandatory “shelter in place” order, he barely strayed a block from his Brooklyn apartment. Jones, who says “activity is in his DNA,” whether it’s working on projects like The First Purge, Get Out, and Daredevil or just exploring blocks and […]

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Interested in the State of Unions? See it from Petrov’s Perspective

By | September 2, 2020

Sam Petrov’s work vehicle license plate says it all: “UNI♥︎NS.” To say that the LA-based DIT has strong feelings for labor unions would be a serious understatement. “I came from a pretty strong union household growing up,” said Petrov. His mother, aunt and uncle were postal workers and card-carrying members of The National Association of […]

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Balancing Life with Yoga

By | August 26, 2020

A few days a week, Lauren “Renni” Pollock – a 2ndAC and Local 600 member since 2013 — breaks the monotony of quarantine by teaching an hour-long yoga session via Zoom from her living room.  Joining her are up to a dozen people including friends, colleagues and occasionally someone she doesn’t know. They Zoom in […]

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Navigating to the Next Normal

By | August 21, 2020

David Bowie’s classic song, “Space Oddity,” reportedly inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, related the experiences of Major Tom, a fictional space traveler, who found himself “floating ’round my tin can, far above the moon. Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing I can do.” Reporting later to a Ground Control (he may […]

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10 Questions with Jessica Lopez

By | August 14, 2020

Central region Camera Operator Jessica Lopez, SOC (Greenleaf, The Baxters, The Rookie, Transparent) was on a Netflix feature in Mexico City when the shut-down came, and she had to quickly get herself and her gear back home. Unfortunately, a pandemic hasn’t been the scariest thing in her life. Raised in the military, Lopez has faced […]

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Despite Pandemic, Union’s Scholarship Winners Embrace Challenge

By | August 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown higher education into a state of disarray, but the 20 men and women who will be receiving Local 600 scholarships for the 2020-2021 year are poised to meet the challenges. These 20 scholars are underclassmen and graduate students spread out across universities across the country. Meet them below. Solange Acosta  […]

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